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obama is being briefed on all of these developments. this is something when you alluded to -- and we discussed about an hour ago -- that there really was a lot of information that was known that was not being revealed. it appears now that some of that information is surfacing through media channels and being widely reported in the united states. it generally is coming from very reliable sources. most of the reporters here covered beach where they are drawing on regular sources, and most of it is -- have covered beats where they are drawing on regular sources, and most of it is wrecked. but what remains unclear, and this is why it is so critical that the second suspect is found, you see police officers going door-to-door to door in a very residential area. they need to understand the motives and they need to understand why these individuals on a who may be of --chnya in origin, who were were in the united states. it leads one to believe that they did have some form of documentation from the u.s. government that would allow one to be able to get a drivers license. but this is something
. >> tomorrow the sun will rise over boston. >> reporter: president obama in an all too familiar role of comforter-in-chief drew lessons from the marathon itself. >> scripture tells us to run with endurance the race that is set before us. >> reporter: the president also paid tribute to those who died. >> we come together to pray and mourn. >> reporter: in remarks laced with resolve in the face of an unknown enemy the president rallied boston and america to be undeterred. >> the world will return to this great american city to run harder than ever and to cheer even louder for that 118th boston marathon. >> reporter: as the crowd applauded and cheered, the president wiped away tears. later, he met with race volunteers to thank them. as boston tends to its emotional wounds, six people injured in the bombings remain in critical condition. the number still hospitalized, fewer than 60. >> in general, patients are getting better. we are happy with their progress. >> reporter: meantime, the beefed-up police presence in boston was ramped up even more for today's presidential visit. a reminder
enforcement. first lady michelle obama vsitis one of the wounded. an 11=year=old from the bay area. the president offering these words of comfort. you learn to stand and walk the f-b-i is releasing new photographs and video. of two men it says. are suspects in the terror attack. the images were released hours after president obama a service in boston to remember the victims. monday's explosions killed still in the hospital. kron 4's grant lodes joins new tonight at 8 -- a local terrorism and national security expert. is giving insight into today's findings released by the f- b-i-. ambassador david fischer says, the fact that the two men are being called "suspects" rather than "persons of interest". has a very high level of found the people who committed this act. the bombs was designed to terrorize and injure as many people as possible. are amateurs. who will day or two. >> alright here they are suspect one still in front of suspect to. now let against now let us examine each of the suspects. only one strap dark shoes, dark pants bart jacket may be a great hoodie sticking out. at t
that the new affordable health care law, commonly known as obama care, comes with a catch if you do not buy health insurance. we discovered that the tax man will play a role in enforcing the rules of the law. you may be surprised by the penalties if you do not play by the rules. >> few people outside lawyers and accountants know about it, but the irs will be charged with playing enforcer for president obama's new law and if you are not insured it will impact your tax return beginning in the year 2014 and beyond. >> today's decision was a victory for people all over the country. >> this is about freedom of choice. >> medicare, taxes are going up on everybody. >> affordable insurance. >> the obama care program. >> all the political noise surrounding the implementation of the new affordable care act has obscured some of the finer points how the new law will effect each of us. this is a senior program officer of health reform and public programs. you think bit, you think, okay, health insurance, nobody's favorite topic and tax's nobody's favorite topic and we are putting them together. >> not o
. president obama came to the cathedral of the holy cross today, just a short walk from the finish line of the marathon to talk to boston and the nation about that personal loss. >> our prayers are with the richard family of dorchester. to denise and the young daughter, jane. as they fight to recover. and our hearts are broken for 8-year-old martin with his big smile and bright eyes. his last hours were as perfect as an 8-year-old boy could hope for. with his family, eating ice cream at a sporting event. and we're left with two enduring images of this little boy. forever smiling for his beloved bruins. and forever expressing a wish he made on a blue poster board. no more hurting people. peace. no more hurting people. peace. >> today i visited with the school where those words were written. no more hurting people. peace. the neighborhood house charter school is in the neighborhood where i grew up, dorchester. and it is the richard family school. i saw martin richard's desk in the third grade classroom that he'll never return to. i saw his little sister jane's desk in her first grade clas
points memo. president obama gave a rousing speech in boston today saying that the city would never give into violence and the nation will never be defeated by terrorists. this time next year on the third monday in april, the world will return to this great american city to run harder than ever and cheer even louder for that 118th boston marathon fill bill nice job with that speech. yesterday the president's tone was very different. he was angry about losing the gun control legislation in the senate. as you may know that body failed to pass background checks. five democrats even voted against the new law. all of them from progun states why did the background checks fail. sane people stopped from buying guns. every sane person knows that checks will not keep guns out of the bad people. they will buy weapons illegally. if the president were really serious about protecting malcolm jenkins from gun violence he would federalize gun crimes and attach a criminal justice component to the gun check legislation. here is what mr. obama should do. registering firearms should be in this country. use
president obama and senator by allegedly sending them tainted letters. paul kevin curtis was arrested yesterday, but maintains he is innocent. lab tests confirmed a letter sent to mississippi republican senator roger wicker contained ricin. and the f.b.i. confirmed the deadly poison was also in a hod both were intercepted at off- if convicted, curtisld fac 15 yup to rs in prison. flooding became a problem for people in the upper midwest today, as rivers overflowed their banks. at least nine states are experiencing flooding or will soon. and the u.s. army corps of engineers announced it's closing part of the mississippi river to commercial navigation starting tomorrow. heavy rain fell across the region, making the flooding worse. and in chicago, a sinkhole opened up on a street on the city's south side and swallowed three cars. a former justice of the peace has been charged in the killings of a north texas district attorney, his wife, and an assistant prosecutor. eric williams has been in jail since saturday for making terror threats related to the case. the murdered officials prosecut
powerful part of the film. sitting through the film with an audience, i know what it felt like. ms. obama talked about when we had a screening at the white house. excruciating that scene was, and how she wanted young people , ande how far we have come to realize that we are not there yet. and i think it is more than just racial discrimination. discrimination of all kinds, religious, ethnic. i think we need to do a better job. tavis: i know given your stature, there are presidents who wanted to meet you, but i am curious as to whether or not this represent a moment for you to be in the white house with a black first family, with the big screen movie with this subject matter. >> i am so over thinking of him as a black president. i think of him as our president, wrestling with so many daunting issues and problems. i was delighted to be there. one of the things that was robinson was that mrs. was there with a number of jackie robinson scholarship recipients from across the country, young kids who were brought to washington. they saw a screening of the film that morning and were hosted by mrs.
happens after that is weeks of deliberation between-- inside the obama administration about whether to own up to the fact that he worked for the c.i.a. or continue calling him a diplat and stonewall the pakistani government. in the end, they did say he was working for the c.i.a. there was a secret deal that was brokered, and they got him out of the country in a hurry after about $2 million was paid to the families of the victims. >> jon: oh, that's interesting. so a little bit of money that went through there. how did the c.i.a. gain this sort of individualized authority that even the department of defense doesn't have? and how did we create these sort of two separate systems for this kind of overseas terror fighting? >> wel it's-- one of the things they sort of talked about in the book is how basically the c.i.a. started to look a whole lot like the military and the military is looking a lot like the c.i.a. basically after 9/11, president bush gave the c.i.a. lethal authority and wide authority to go capture and kill people all around the globe. this sets them off on the beginning of som
of which are dead. also today -- president barrack obama visits boston. and met with the injured. catherine heenan is here now president obama and thethe president telling the people of that city --- "every one of us stands with you." he was speaking at an interfaith service at a boston cathedral. honoring the dead and wounded. the president was emotional - as he saluted the city for its strength and resilience. cathedral. lost and you're my home for millions of us what happened out there was personal, it's personal. if they thought to intimidate us, to terrorize us, to shake us from those values that make us who we are as americans and should be clear right now that they picked wrong city to do it! the president and first lady were taken to a local with some of the injured and their family members. they also met some of the first responders who helped the runners and spectators after the explosions. pam >> and is now talking with his parents. he could be removed from intensive care from children's hospital as early as tomorrow. he was injured watching his mother finished the finish line fo
information go to www.ktvu.com. back to you. >>> president obama attended a service this morning in boston to help comfort the city. he and the first lady were among the 2,000 people at the service that was held that cathedral of the holy cross. the president spoke of the victims and offered words of encouragement. he said their strength and spirit will help them put boston and their lives back together. >> as you begin this long journey of recovery your city is with you. your commonwealth is with you. we will all be with you as you learn to stand and walk and yes, run again -- and yes, run again. you will run again. [ cheers and applause ] >> after the service the president and the first lady visited the victims who are still in hospitals. >> aaron hern of martinez is one of three children still in the hospital recovering from the bombings. ktvu's patti lee is live in boston where the first lady met with -- lady met with aaron hern and his family today. >> reporter: aaron hern was one of three children who met with michelle obama today. we got a picture. here it is. you can see aaron hern
president obama delivered a rousing speech to the bombing victims and to the city of boston itself at a service. [ applause ] >> reporter: president obama came to boston with an inspirational message for the victims of the marathon bombings including those who lost limbs in the attack. >> we will all be with you as you learn to stand and walk and, yes, run again. of that i have no doubt, you will run again. [ applause ] >> reporter: the first lady and former massachusetts governor mitt romney were among the dignitaries who joined the president at the historic cathedral of the holy cross. the president said the deadly attack did not intimidate the city of boston. >> it should be pretty clear by now that they picked the wrong city to do it. not here in boston. >> reporter: the president also visited with marathon volunteers and thanked them for helping victims at the bombing site. the fbi says ever since they placed those two photos on their website, they have seen a record number of hits as well as a surge in the emails and phone calls the tips that they are receiving. one other tid
inspections for a risky workplace. while the number of inspectors has grown under the obama administration, osha just has 2400 inspectors for 8 million work sites. roughly one inspector per 60,000 worke workers. we talked last night about f fatalities from terrorism and gun deaths and we didn't talk about workplace. 3,000 americans died from terror attacks and during that same time. 335,000 americans died from the hands of a gun and over 60,000 workplace deaths. you would think on the day after one workplace fired up an entire town, the man that works for president obama, the day he went before a senate committee, after a factory explosion not inspected for almost 30 years, perez would be asked about it and you would be wrong. during the entire hearing no one saw it relevant to raise a peep about west or osha. they did find time to ask about a favorite right wing bugaboo. total questions about osha, zero, total questions about the new black party panther voter intimidation case, one. >> and i will talk about one who has covered workplace safety regulation more than any other journalist i k
about mental health i counted during the obama administration there is less than 100 prosecutions for giving fire arms to people who are mentally defective. less than 100 since he became presint. that is an area where there is broad consensus. how about enforcing the current background check clock? we a the attorney general and this administration for the prosecution's veiling background checks since he became president i don't need a lecture from him and about gu violence i watched his 16 years if you want to stop people from killing other peopl then deal with the mental health component and keep weapons out of the people who have no business having them but today you cannot sell a gun to a prohibited per cent without a private sale of a gun show or ephedrine licensed firearms tell me how you do in forcing the tools we give you then we will consider giving you more. lou: as a citizen i get a little nervous when i hear this president talk about liars that the nra when that represents if those of us who are interested and preserving our rights and gun owners who want to exercise ou
grents a nearby college left on this barricade. >> president obama told people of boston everyone stands with them. >> they sought to intimidate us, terrorize us, to shake us from those values that make us who we are as americans. well, itld be pretty clear by now that they have picked the wrong city to do it. >> the president spoke this morning. >> a very special visitor for a day bai area boy injured in the bombing. michelle obama dropped by the hospital to visit 11-year-old aaron hern, the martinez boy suffer aid deep thigh wound while watching his mother finish the marathon. his mother tells abc 7 news her son is improving and his neck brace and other tubes have been removed. he's doing well. there is this badge in support of the people of boston. you can find them on our page facebook.com/abc 7 news. >> the search for survivors continues after a powerful fertilizer plant explosion in texas. that could with felt 45 miles way. it damaged or destroyed buildings within a 1500 foot radius, you can see damage from blast, buildings and homes obliterated. the mayor says there may be a35-40
for safety violations. u.s. president barack obama issued a statement on thursday sending prayers to the people of west, texas. he said his government is working to stay in contact with local officials. he promised to ensure needs are met for rescuers on the ground. >>> troops across iran have paraded in the annual show of strength. thousands of soldiers marched in the capital. they were marking the reorganization of the forces after the islamic revolution in 1979. some of their missiles are made in iran. >> translator: military strength is essential for the country to keep its independence and its security. >> ahmadinejad said iranians have always promoted peace in the region. brought insecurity.esee that's >>> south korea's defense is trying to better counter north korean threats. the military submitted the budget of about $200 million to parliament on thursday. tension on the korean peninsula remains high. it will boost spending on weapons and shelters for border islands, including yeonpyeong . the budget will also be spent on k-9 self-propelled howitzers and equipment to count
of the holy cross. president obama attended the service and spoke tonight. >> as you begin this long journey of recovery your city is with you. your commonwealth is with you. your country is with you. we will all be with you as you learn to stand and walk and yes, run again, that i have no doubt you will run again. [ cheers and applause ] >> you will run again. >> the president told the people of boston your resolve ulis your greatest rebuke. and he vowed to find those responsible. >> after the ceremony the first lady met with aaron hern. he is the 11-year-old boy from martinez who was injured in the bombings. he is no longer in the intensive care unit. also today the president visited boston general. >> as the wounded recover boston is a city still coming to grips with the tragedy. ktvu's patti lee has more. >> reporter: a line of people stretched around the block to enter the cathedral of the holy cross. >> everyone has come together as a community, as a nation and the world. >> reporter: thousands waited on the streets for a look at the first family. for many the tragedy at the finish lin
obama offered words of comfort at an interfaith service. >> as you begin this long journey of recovery, your city is with you. your commonwealth is with you. your country is with you. we will be with you as you learn to stand and walk and yes, run again. of that i have no doubt you will run again. >> the president and first lady visited massachusetts general hospital, meeting with many of those injured as well as hospital staff. >>> security has been tightened. we give you a live look outside the shark tank in san jose. the sharks are set to play the minnesota wild less than 30 minutes from now. we're told security here is a heighten. we know more police officers will be on duty. fans may be patted down and checked with wands. bomb sniffing dogs will be used before the game. >>> can new high flying technology improve crowd security? >>> now to continuing coverage of the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in texas. virtually everyone in the close knit town of west has been affected in some way. search teams spent the day combing through destroyed buildings in the town of 2800 people. est
. >> it was an emotional day here in boston. the images of those suspects were released hours after president obama attended an interfaith service meant to heal and inspire a city in mourning. the president spoke of the three people who died in the attack as well as more than 170 who were injured. >> as you begin this long journey of recovery, your city is with you. your cmonwealth is with you. your country is with you. >> he said if the bombers wanted to intimidate and terrorize, they chose the wrong city for their target. >> and this time next year on the third monday in april, the world will return to this great american city to run harder than ever and cheer louder for that 118th boston marathon. >> boston, he said, will run again. >> the fbi posted images of the suspects on their website. fbi.gov. they are hoping people will continue to log on and continue sharing whatever information they have. reporting live in boston, back to you. >> i know you have been there all day reporting. tell me about this security now and have streets reopened? is it getting back to normal in the city? >> re
on universal background checks failed. president obama said despite a 90% approval rating among the public. and strong support from the families who lost loved ones in the newtown massacre. president obama called yesterday a pretty shameful day in washington. but what do you think? should background checks be ramped up for gun buyers? you can weigh in on the "nightline" facebook page or
. that is according to a facebook posting by his mother. yesterday first lady michelle obama visited the boy at boston's children's hospital. the surgery to close a deep wound in aaron's leg was successful and he is doing much better. >> a lot of support for the city of boston. in just a few hours the san francisco marathon team is holding a run for bost. this is the facebook page of the event. now because the large response this morning's run will now begin and end at the ferry building. it will be just over four miles and set to begin at 7:00 a.m. this morning. the marathon team is asking anyone who comes to wear blue and yellow. hundreds of runners paid attribute to the boston marathon as well. the group ran three miles. one for every life lost. some who participated just returned from running in boston. they said last nights event was about resolve and determination and not about giving up. two women who were standing right near the finish line when the bombs went off say they will return. you can get the latest information on everything that is happening in boston by going to our website ktvu.com
on their stance. what are the options for the obama administration to stop north korea's can escalating threats? >> actually it seems that the current crisis may be winding down. north korea's rhetoric seems to have toned down a little bit. they could, of course, make another kind of attack. but the main option for the obama administration is to stick firm with it's policies trying to shape the choices of north korea so that we can get back to the six party talks. >> as we just reported, china's chief negotiator is set to visit the u.s. next week. to what extend do you think china is willing to use it's influence? >>> china is sometimes able to use it's influence to get north korea to the negotiating table. it is less able to use influence to shape north korea's negotiating position, and that's the problem. north korea's goals here, and it's negotiabling stance, or opposed to those of the united states, japan, and south korea. so the question that ambassador davies will probably be asking, is what evidence is there that north korea is interested in negotiating in a manner with the six party tal
in boston. the images of those suspects were released just hours after president obama attended an interfaith service meant to heal and inspire a city in mourning. the president spoke of the three people who died in the attacks as well as the more than 170 who were injured. >> as you begin this long journey of recovery, your city is with you. your commonwealth is with you. your country is with you. >> reporter: he said if the bombers wants to intimidate and terrorize, they chose the wrong city for their target. >> and this time next year, on the third monday in april, the world will return to this great american city to run harder than ever and to cheer even louder for the 118th boston marathon! >> reporter: boston, he said, will run again. the fbi says after they posted those two images of the suspect on their website, they had a record number of hits. at one point, so many people were logging on, the entire website crash. they are still reminding people to log on fbi.gov. they are encouraging people to speak up. >>> so where do investigators go from hear? face recognition soft
. after that, michelle obama went to several hospitals to visit with those injured. among them, aaron hern, who had been harmed in the blast. the first lady was seen at children's hospital today. she bought little replicas of bo, the white house dog. he has tubes removed and was able to sit up and talk. aaron was at the finish line waiting for his mother to finish when the bombs went off. >> now the event organizers reassessing their own security plans, trying to find the balance between keeping fans safe and deep keeping things as normal as possible. local teams are no exception. a live look at the hp pavilion, the sharks play tonight at 7:30. team officials say they're confident they can keep the fans safe using the security measures they already have in place. don't expect to see anything different tonight. that is not the case for the giants, starting tomorrow, the game at at&t park you will see different security measures in place. nbc's jodi hernandez is live outside the ballpark. and really, earlier is better. >> reporter: that is right, jessica. the giants will play at home tomorro
area. >>> in boston, president obama tried to console people and offer home at an interfaith service today. the president told the gathering of more than 2,000 people that those responsible will face justice. he spoke hours before the release of the photos. president obama talked about the three people that were killed in monday's bombings and said that the country will be on the road to recovery. >> we will all be with you as you learn to stand, and walk, and yes run again, of that i have no doubt you will run again. the service was also part pep rally, people cheered after the president said, when the attackers picked boston, they picked the wrong city. >>> first lady michelle obama visited the injured martinez boy at boston's children's hospital. aaron hern's mother said the surgery to close a wound on her son's leg was successful. >>> continuing coverage now of that devastating explosion and fire at a fertilizer plant in the small texas town of west. from the air you can see the fertilizer plant is absolutely leveled. reporting nicole collins is in texas tonight with more on the
, president obama tried to console people and offer home at an interfaith service today. the president told the gathering of more than 2,000 people that those responsible will face justice. he spoke hours before the release of the photos. president obama talked about the three people that were killed in monday's bombings and said that the country will be on the road to recovery. >> we will all be with you as you learn to stand, and walk, and yes run again, of that i have no doubt you will run again. the service was also part pep rally, people cheered after the president said, when the attackers picked boston, they picked the wrong city. >>> first lady michelle obama visited the injured martinez boy at boston's children's hospital. aaron hern's mother said the surgery to close a wound on her son's leg was successful. >>> continuing coverage now of that devastating explosion and fire at a fertilizer plant in the small texas town of west. from the air you can see the fertilizer plant is absolutely leveled. reporting nicole collins is in texas tonight with more on the search for victims and hop
six o and six of them are in critical condition. president obama visited with some of the wounded today after speaking at an interfaith service at boston's cathedral of the holy cross. many considered it one of the eresident's most passionate parthes. it was part sermon, part pep talk, and major garrett was there. major. >> reporter: scott, the president's speech from day one in the oval office was one he feared he would have to give but hoped he never would, a speech about civilians killed and wounded by an act of terrorism in americahis wah. the president wrote the speech himself. he finished it aboard air force one as he flew here. tried to fortify this wounded hey and he remembered three lives cut short. >> if they sought to intimidate us, to terrorize us, to shake us from those values that make us who we are as americans, well, it should be pretty clear by now that they picked the wrong city to do it. ( applause ) not here in boston. not here in boston. crystal was always smiling. alwe who knew her said with her red hair and freckles and her ever-eager willingness to speak he
work place. according to the "new york times," while the number of inspectors has grown under the obama administration, osha has 2400 responsible for overseeing 8 million work sites. one inspector per 160,000 workers. a ratio that has not changed since '70 and the federal budget to protect workers is half of those set aside for protecting fish and wildlife. we talked about fatalities from terrorism and gun deaths. there is a category we didn't mention, work place fatalities. in 2010, 3,000 americans died from terror attacks and 335,000 americans died at the hands of a gun during the same time and 60,000 work place deaths. you would think on the day after one work place blew up an entire town that tom perez, president obama's new nominee for labor secretary, the department that oversees osha and looks out for people in dangerous work places all over the country, the day he went before a senate committee you would think the day after an absolutely horrifying deadly work place explosion in a factory that had not been inspected in almost 30 years, that perez would be asked about it. and you
performed by national captioning institute] >> next on c-span, president obama joins the intith rvice fobost victims. andhe sea for suspects on the boston bombing. later, the senate so-called gang of eight hold a news conference on the immigration proposal. after that, senators introduce their own immigration proposal. coming up on the next "washington journal" rebecca journalrom the national talks about the immigration legislation put out by the so- called gang of eight. and the look at the developments following the boston bombings. our guest is colonel randall larsen. reader, an examination of trends in renting and homeownership in the u.s. -- later, an examination of trends in renting and homeownership in the u.s. liveington journal" is every morning at 7 a.m. eastern on c-span. patrick donahue talks about financial issues facing the post office. he is the featured speaker at the national press club on friday. live at 1 p.m. eastern on c- span 2. >> when the war began, congress came into session in july and it issued a statement known as the clinton resolution. it articulated the consens
obama. he spoke at the interfaith service yesterday. he is talking to one of the men involved with the marathon, matt. he told him that he will run again. some of the people off the limbs -- lsot limbs. does that give you hope or inspiration? caller: of course. the human spirit is here to stay, but we have a lot of problems to work out. we have to start raising our children right. host: you can see more images from yesterday's interfaith service. the mayor of boston, the governor of massachusetts, and others were there at yesterday's service. bernard in washington, d.c., independent caller. caller: good morning, thanks for taking my call. it's my first time. washington and maryland should be able to have a gun. there's a good opportunity you may be able to take out one person. host: explain what you mean by ccw. caller: that is a concealed carry permit. there's a chance maybe a terrorist or someone could take out one person in the neighborhood. but to be able to take out a neighbo -- out a whole neighborhood where everybody is armed, it would never happen in this country. host
also asked for a moment of silence. ask all members, please rise. mayorsident obama joined at an interfaith service in boston to honor the victims of the boston marathon bombings. the bombings left to the people dead and more than 100 50 people injured. , thewing the service president and first lady lady visited with victims still in the hospital. this service from the cathedral of holy cross in south boston is 90 minutes. >> ♪ but now i'm found ♪ [congregation sings "amazing n ce"] ♪ >> welcome to the cathedral of .he holy cross in south bend boston prays together. of are watching live images the interior of the mother church of the archdiocese of boston. this service was an opportunity for this community to come together in the wake of the tragic events at the boston marathon this week. --sident here is in the present here in the cathedral, president barack obama, governor deval patrick among mayor thomas menino, along with federal, state and local officials and leaders of faith communities around the boston area. i am the president of catholic tv network, and thank
obamas said it was a shameful day for the senate. i agree it probably was. make no mistake this debate is not over. in fact the fight is just beginning. >> the decision to delay the vote on pending legislation leaves the door open for it to be reintroduced at a later date. >> will take a break. 423 as we go. bring you up to speed on the latest of boston. we have pictures of two suspects police say were spots will for the bombings. the suspect on the left who has not yet been identified was killed on a police shootout early this morning. the suspect on the ride has been identified a. >> the to our brothers. they hail from region of russia near chechnya the little we know so far will let you know when we find out more. will be back with our latest coverage of the boston manhunt that sis under way with a second suspect. >> we are back. >> and as of police officers are calling the streets of backyards and alleys looking for the second suspect in the boston marathon bombings. there were too. they led police on a chase overnight. then exchanged gunfire there was a shootout with officers. th
with a live briefing one starts. dagen: president obama briefed this morning. we are looking at this live breast priest -- press briefing- press briefing. meantime in washington president obama was briefed this morning on the boston investigation. the man had. we go to rich jensen at the white house with the latest. >> reporter: a very fluid situation. the national security staff convening about an hour-long briefing this morning that ended -t about -- probably an hour ago. we were supposed to get a briefing in new from the press secretary, just a regular is scheduled briefing, the daily briefing. that has been pushed off, postponed to a time to be determined. we are learning now also comes from capitol hill. his reporting, is senior source on capitol hill was brief but a national data terrorism center saying that police believed dzhokhar tsarnaev is still in the boston area and it is important they get all the time and do so live because they want to find out if this is something broader. there is another person involved those sources saying it is hard to believe that these two men opera
to defeat, majority leader harry reid said it was time to take a pause on the issue. >> president obama said it was a shameful day for the senate. and it probably was. i agree. we should make no mistake. this debate is not over. in fact, this fight is just beginning. >> john: one of the first broadsides came from one of the most prominent gun violence victims in recent years. former representative gabby giffords published a blistering editorial in "the new york times" where she called out the senate gun bills' opponents as cowards and i quote... and where the courage issue was concerned, one of the background checks bills' sponsors, west virginia senator, joe manchin, clearly seemed to agree. >> things don't go right in any election i get to go home. i get to go home to my family, my children, my grandchildren. i can't figure out when the facts are right in front of you to do what you need to do. >> john: families of the sandy hook shooting victims lobbied congress with the support of the white house. including the school-age siblings of 7-year-old daniel barden who died at sandy hook. >> i
. >> and president obama brought the families of victims from an emotional and rousing speech. >> i'm here to greet the american people with a simple message. every one of us has been touched by this attack on your beloved city. every one of us stands with you. because, after all, it's our beloved city, too. boston may be your hometown, but we claim it, too. i know this because there's a piece of boston in me. you welcomed me as a young law student across the river. welcomed michelle, too. you welcomed me -- you welcomed me during a convention when i was still a state senator and very few people could pronounce my name right. like you, michelle and i have walked these streets. like you, we know these neighborhoods. like you, in this moment of grief, we join you in saying, boston, you're my home. for millions of us, what happened on monday is personal. our prayers are with the injured. so many wounded. some gravely. from their beds, some are surely watching us gather here today. if you are, know this. as you begin this long journey of recovery, your city is with y you, your commonwealth is with you,
-packs.but suspect two is using only one shoulder strap. suspects. >> president obama and the first lady were in boston today. the president telling the people of that city --- quote - "every one of us stands with you." he was speaking at an interfaith service at a boston cathedral. honoring mondays victims. the president was emotional - as he saluted the city for its strength and resilience. >> boston, you are my home. ash for millions of us what happened on monday is personal. it is personal. they do not have any success on shaking us or they have picked the wrong city to do it. (cheers & applause) >> pam: after the service, the president and first lady those injured in the bombings. 11-year-old aaron hern of martinez was one of the victims who got a surprise visit from the first lady. aaron was injured while watching his mother finish the race. aaron's mother posted on facebook, that her son is almost completely free of most of the medical tubes, and his neck brace has been removed. while he is improving, it is still not known how long aaron will remain in the hospital. more chilling video
. >>> president obama of course staying on top of the very latest developments coming out of boston as well this morning and ktvu kyla campbell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom. you spoke at the white house this morning. what do they say? >> reporter: pam, my contact there was working on more details for me. we are told the president was briefed over night by his homeland security and counterterrorism advisors. earlier this week the president said the white house would not speculate on anything and not be disruptive to investigation. just hours before the deadly shooting of the one suspect over night president obama was in boston speaking at an interface prayer service. then he and first lady michelle obama met with victims from the last. i'm waiting to hear back from my contact. of coursely keep you posted when i see you next hour. live in washington kyla campbell. >>> in other news this morning the new immigration reform bill gets its first test at the hearing of the senate judiciary hearing. the so-called gang of eight senators formerly unvailed the plan yesterday. it includes a 13 ye
2 news. >>> president obama and other officials in washington are getting briefed right now on the very latest developments out of boston. ktvu kyla campbell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom covering that part of the story. you spoke at the white house. kyla. >> reporter: my contact at the white house still has not said if president obama could speak later this morning. we do know the daily white house press conference with spokesman jay carney is still scheduled for 9:00 a.m. pacific. we are told president obama was briefed overnight by his homeland security and counterterrorism advisor -- counter terrorism advisors. just hours before that deadly shooting over night, the president enfierce lady were in boston. he spoke at the interface prayer service and then the two visited victims from monday's last. janet napolitano will speak at a hearing in 45 minutes. if that goes on as scheduled, she will give us the latest information about what homeland security knows about the boston bombing. live in washington kyla campbell. >> make sure you stay tuned to ktvu all morning long
's going on at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> that's right, alex. president obama had a sweeping meeting in the situation room earlier today for about an hour with his entire national security team. updated and briefed on the evolving situation in boston. i can tell you that the white house is being very careful and very cautious in its reactions. because this is a developing story. i can also tell you that as of this hour, secretary john kerry, defense secretary chuck hagel and c.i.a. director john brennan are here for a previously scheduled meeting with the national security adviser. that is under way right now. that doesn't involve the president. will they discuss boston? that is certainly a high possibility giving the evolving events of the day. president obama has been briefed regularly throughout the day. and overnight. as the situation was developing. of course we have heard from the president, multiple times this week on monday. again on tuesday, we heard from him at that interfaith service yesterday in boston. will we hear from him again today? we don't know at this point. the w
unit today. 11-year-old aaron hern had a visit from first lady michelle obama yesterday. here's a picture. she gave him a stuffed toy and e 6tther is now resident. recovering from severe shrapnel wounds to his leg. not clear how much longer he will be in the hospital, but he is on the mend. >>> yesterday's "new york post" cover showed two people that the publication said the fbi was looking for in connection with the boston marathon bombings. it turns out those men were innocent. 17-year-old [ non-english language ] of massachusetts learned about the cover online. he and his friend went to talk to the police and were later cleared but the man a track star is worried he will never recover from the implication. >> people lost family, [ indiscernible ] all the blame is going to be on me for -- i can tell you, it wasn't me. >> he said he is worried it will have an impact on his college applications. the post has updated its story online reporting the two men have been cleared by investigators. but they didn't add any commentary on its decision to highlight them on the cover. you c
, michelle obama stop bid to see the 11-year-old and his family, more on his condition in just a moment. first, the video release today by the sh -- but the fbi who singled out two men seen here carrying backpacks near the scene of the bombings. they want to find these two men very much. >> ama? >> i'm standing in front of the fire house which is just down the street from the blast sites. as soon as the fbi released images of the suspects firefighters printed them out and put them on display for everyone to see. >> today we're listing help to identify the two suspects. >> the fbi released these surveillance images of two men they are now calling suspects in the boston marathon bombing autos suspect one wearing a dark hat. suspect two wearing a white hat. suspect two set down a backpack at the site of the second explosion just in front of the forum res strunt they ciateve the two are asso they appear to be walking together through the marathon crowd, you can see one behind another. >> we can consider them to be armed and extremely dangerous. no one should approach them. no one should att
obama or anyone else inside. they simply stood silently in a show of support. diane? >> and again the president quoting a poem that boston is not a place, it is a state of grace. thanks so much, linsey davis from boston for us tonight. >>> now we turn from boston to the other american region in crisis, reeling tonight and asking the nation's prayers after a massive and mysterious explosion at a fertilizer plant. the image caught on tape. the air thick with the smell of ammonia. volunteer firefighters overwhelmed. the blast had the ferocity of a 2.1 earthquake and the thunderous shock could be heard 45 miles away. tonight, the small towe waco, called west, has been flattened. abc's steve osunsami has been there through the night. >> reporter: their moment of crisis for families in a small town of west, texas, came at 7:29 p.m., with a fire raging at their giant fertilizer depot. >> everybody needs to get away from there. back all trucks away from the plant. >> reporter: a small team of firefighters answering the call, worried the whole thing could blow. then at 7:53, the sound no o
has been one of the tensest weeks of the entire obama presidency, just think about it, you had the bombing in boston on monday, followed by those ricin letters, one addressed to the president, another addressed up to a senator on capitol hill and, of course, you had the explosion in texas. now, obviously nothing connecting those other events with this but all contributing to a very tense week for the homeland security team. >> of course, this is the anniversary muof the waco bombings. i'm here with dan abrams, and let's talk a little more about the possibility that these men may have been from chechnya. that is an area known to be a hotbed of terrorism. >> and the question always is, how closely allied are the ch h chechen terrorists with al qaeda. they've been long fighting in russia. that's been their battle but the issue is that very often they have been bringing in from the arab peninsula and other places other fighters, have carous moussaoui was a recruiter for them. chechen fighters have long been fighting alongside u.s. forces in 2001 so no question there are questions.
more on the reaction from washington, rich edson is live at the white house. president obama was briefed on the situation this morning, the situation room as it is called is active. rich: it is quite active and has been this morning and president obama started a meeting with the vice president, it lasted an hour. we have subsequent meetings here, secretary of state john kerry, secretary of defense shuts hegel, director of intelligence james clapper and others at the white house. however senior administration officials stress that is for previously scheduled meeting of national security principals, so nothing really specifically to do, nor was unscheduled specifically because of the events in boston, that was earlier this morning. news from capitol hill according to bret baier of fox news saying officials briefed lawmakers on capitol hill telling them they really want to get this second suspect alive find out perhaps if there are any more people involved, find out whether they have any training overseas or if they were radicalized in the united states or overseas and that has
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